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Religion

When the Pope Visited America

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October 23, 2015
Pope Francis

The pope's status as a moral authority in the world is undeniable -- he is the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. Regardless of how one feels about the positions he has espoused, it's clear that his views may potentially have a huge impact on the opinions of millions. By making climate change a...

The American Dance

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September 14, 2015
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In the early 1900s the tobacco industry came to Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, with a problem. American women were not smoking cigarettes. Women represented a huge potential market for the cigarette industry and they were not smoking. The cigarette industry wanted to know if Mr. Bernays could offer some help....

Hijacking Jesus

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August 19, 2015
Hijacking Jesus

Is it even possible for anything but an unholy alliance to exist between politicians and religious leaders? The Republicans are using proximity to legitimate faith in order to manipulate voters.

The Pope’s War on Climate Change

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July 18, 2015
Pope Francis

Pope Francis recently stepped into the climate change debate with the release of his "Laudato Si" (Praise Be to You) encyclical and not surprisingly was immediately attacked by leading conservatives. Rush Limbaugh called it a "Marxist climate rant," while Rick Santorum cautioned to pontiff to "leave science to the scientists."

The U.S. March to Theocracy

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July 23, 2014
The Five

While conservatives rail at the specter of Islamic Sharia law being imposed in the United States, many people overlook, or worse, praise American goose-stepping to a fundamentalist Christianist theocracy similar to Sharia in intolerance.

The Christian War on Mithrasmas

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December 16, 2013
Mithraism

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for rational people to enjoy a good laugh over fundamentalist Christians such as Sarah Palin and right wing Catholics such as Bill-O’Reilly hysterically inveighing against an alleged war on Christmas. Or at least it would be worth laughing over if the right-wingnuts weren’t so darned serious...

The Religion of Capitalism

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August 23, 2013
Tragidy Comedy

It was many years ago, early one Monday morning. It felt like Monday too, with all that entails. I was making the commute in from suburban Atlanta through stop and go traffic. Just out of the corner of my eye I saw something dart out from ahead, but had no idea what it was....

Biological Fantasies

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October 5, 2012
Fantasy Biology

While Romney and Ryan champion the very self-reliance they claim makes government hardly necessary, they support legislation that does women’s thinking for them without so much as the slightest gesture of compassion, or the cursory acknowledgment that it is already traumatic enough without Republican legislation seizing control of their wombs

Religious Freedom vs. Healthcare Freedom

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July 16, 2012
Birth Control

In the name of religious liberty, 43 Roman Catholic institutions recently filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration, contending that their rights are violated by the health care mandate requiring employers to cover birth control ...

The Politics of Family Creation

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March 5, 2012
Creating Families

Opponents of adoption and marriage by same-sex couples need to face these facts about the modern family. If they were really interested in promoting the welfare of American families and children...



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